It’s true, a picture does paint a thousand words. One doesn’t even have to be an Essayist to jot a thousand words upon encountering an old photograph or painting. Each image contains context and sub-context: the immediately visible that which one must dig to notice.
Here’s an example: Ren went into a junk shop. While browsing the antiques, she stumbled upon an old picture of Tokyo. Ren immediately noticed the difference in clothing, landscape, vehicles…The picture barely resembled the modern neon-filled Tokyo. While looking at the picture Ren said to herself, “This picture paints a thousand words.” And although the photograph was an antique, it was only a few Yen. She fell in love with it, bought it on the spot, took it home, framed it, and now it hangs in Ren’s den.
Examples of a picture paints a thousand words
I took a photo from my balcony to show my friends. A picture paints a thousand words after all.
I find it easier to follow instructions with pictures rather than just text as a picture paints a thousand words.
- Let’s practice
Q1: Try making your own sentence.
Q2: Do you feel that old photographs from your childhood paint a thousand words? Why or why not?
Q3: What picture, according to you, paints a thousand words? Why?
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